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Nintendo isn't sweating on low-price PS4, says Reggie Fils-Aime

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Nintendo is not worried over the effect the PlayStation 4's relatively low price-point will have on Nintendo products, president of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime told Kotaku.

Despite low sales of Wii U systems and president Satoru Iwata's recent acknowledgement of Nintendo's role in this, Fils-Aime stated the publisher is not focused on the business direction of Sony and Microsoft despite being direct competition.

"It puts no pressure on us at all," Fils-Aime said regarding the reveal of the next-gen systems and pricing. "Sony and Microsoft are going to do what they're going to do. My bet is that there are going to be more announcements the closer we get to whatever their launch date is.

"From my perspective, I can't focus on that. I have to focus on: How do we satisfy the needs of all of the consumers out there with Nintendo products? How do we make sure they understand our proposition? How do we make sure they're excited about the software that we offer? And from that standpoint we're going to let our competition do what they're going to do."

Nintendo has yet to announce plans to lower the price of the Wii U, with Iwata recently stating the publisher plans to focus its resources on the creation of first-party games that showcase the console's features instead.